On Thursday 24th May, Amb. Kim You-churl visited Kkumbya SMU village, Mpigi District, located about 40km west from Kampala.
Kkumbya is a village where KOICA, working together with the Mpigi District Local Government, and the members of community are cooperating in projects such as by rearing pigs for raising their income and connecting water pipelines for the improvement of hygienic living standard through applying the Korean-inspired ‘can-do’ spirit.
When the Korean government started the demonstration village project, it considered spreading this spirit of self-reliance among the local residents as a top priority. The ambassador was pleased to see that the villagers are now making coffeehouse facilities on their own initiative using locally-acquired materials.
Amb. Kim also paid a visit to Mpigi District Local Government office where he had a discussion with the district chairperson, Mr. Mutuluza Peter Claver and other district officials. They talked about ways to collaborate in future projects such as rice farming complex which will help to improve farmer’s life.
Mr. Mutuluza and local residents said positive changes were being achieved through the SMU project. Amb. Kim recommended that the Korean Government and the Mpigi local government should continue working together to make the district a better place to live in.
It is his earnest hope that Kkumbya village continues to thrive and grow more.